Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 April 2079 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | April 2079

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 8 April 2079 at 17:44.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1869"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1869" and ∠1914".

Pink Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2079 after 3 days on 16 April 2079 at 05:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 16 April 2079 at 05:02
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 24 April 2079 at 09:15
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 1 May 2079 at 10:57
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 8 May 2079 at 01:37

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 980 / 1933

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 980 of Meeus index or 1933 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 980 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 981 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠322.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠322.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠341.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 4 April 2079 at 09:24 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 April 2079 at 06:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 383 478 km

Moon is 383 478 km (238 282 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 433 km (251 924 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 3 April 2079 at 08:26 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 April 2079 at 14:26 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 7 April 2079 at 18:50 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.041°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.062° in the next southern standstill on 22 April 2079 at 00:03 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 16 April 2079 at 05:02 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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